Archive for the ‘25mm Miniatures’ Category

TSATF – Sudan 1884

October 27, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Sudan game using The Sword and the Flame colonial rules (20th Anniversary Edition) and the Gunboats and Dhows rules. Six players and a referee fought on the Nile and beside it. The British/Egyptian force was victorious, sinking both dhows and maintaining control of their base.

The boats used were made by Last Stand Dan.

Photos and comments are in this Flickr album.

Pig Wars Viking Raid

August 6, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a game of Pig Wars.

A Viking raiding party led by Eric the Black has been looting the Welsh countryside. Now Eric, his men, and their loot are headed back to ships hidden in large cove to the West of Din Ganwy on the northern coast of Wales. Unbeknownst to Eric, a force of English and Welsh led by Ian Gwynedd stands between the Vikings and their ships.

Vikings

Eric the Black
4 hearthguard with 2-handed axes (Norse Gaels Bodyguard)

Warlord
4 hearthguard with axes
4 hearthguard with hand weapons
8 warriors with spears
4 warriors with Jane weapons

Warlord
4 hearthguard with axes
4 berserkers
8 warriors with spears
4 warriors with Jane weapons

Norse Gaels
Warlord
4 hearthguard with spears
8 warriors with 2-handed axes
8 warriors with spears and hand weapons

Welsh & English

Ian Gwynedd – Gwynedd Clan
4 Fully Armored Warriors (Teulu – Bodyguard)

Warlord
20 Militia Spearmen (Unarmored)

Warlord
15 Militia Archers (Unarmored)

Warlord
15 Warriors

English
Warlord
10 Warriors
5 Crossbow

Bolt Action – Aslito Airfield, Saipan

June 9, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game set during the Battle of Saipan.  The scenario was based on the Japanese counterattack on Aslito airfield on the night of 16-17 June 1944 and pitted the 23rd Marine Regiment against the Japanese 118th Infantry Regiment.

After about four hours of play, the Japanese failed to achieve the required victory conditions. As a result, the airfield was held by the Marines.

Saga – Vikings vs Saxons in the Snow

March 10, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a SAGA game. Consistent with the recent weather in Britain, the game was played on snow-covered ground. Each side had one battle board and shared the available activations and actions among the players.

Casualties were high on both sides, but in the end the Saxons had repelled all the Viking attacks and were declared the victors.

 

Bolt Action – Edson’s Ridge

January 14, 2018

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game.  The scenario was based on the second night of the Battle of Edson’s Ridge, which occurred on the night of 13-14 September 1942. The ridge was part of the defenses of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. This game involved the position of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, attacked by Kokusho’s and Tamura’s battalions of the Japanese 124th Infantry Regiment.

 

Pig Wars – Sherwood vs Nottingham

November 18, 2017

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a game of Pig Wars. This time there were two sides instead of the usual free-for-all. The scene is Nottingham Castle, with a group of Sherwood Forest men about to be executed. The Sheriff watches from the top of the keep, accompanied by the captive Maid Marian.

When we had to call the game due to the time, the castle courtyard had been cleared of the Sheriff’s men, but they still had the Keep well defended. The Nottingham side was ahead by one victory point.

 

Pig Wars – Another Village, Another Sacking

October 28, 2017

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a game of Pig Wars. Five bands of Viking, Saxon and Welsh warriors descended on a village market while one band of Normans attempted to defend it.

The Welsh just edged out a Viking band in loot (they had to count the geese and pigs) to win the game. No other bands came close, although the Normans will be honored for dying to a man to defend this squalid little village.

 

Sewers of Stalingrad

October 16, 2017

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a WWII game set in the underground sewers of Stalingrad. The command activation and weapon fire rules from Bolt Action were combined with the movement system from Space Hulk. Three German squads and a heavy weapon team were tasked with clearing four Russian squads and a heavy weapon team from the sewers. They were also to locate and destroy a munitions cache. The result was a bloodbath, with only five surviving Germans and no Russians.

Here is a reference sheet for the rules (with some post-game modifications) :Skirmish Test revised

Sudan – Gunboats and Dhows

August 13, 2017

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Sudan game using The Sword and the Flame colonial rules (20th Anniversary Edition) and the Gunboats and Dhows rules. Two river steamers manned by the Royal Navy were tasked with capturing two small Dhows docked on the Nile. Fortifications covered the approaches to the docks and additional Ansar troops arrived by boat. The boats used were made by Last Stand Dan.

The British captured one large and one small Dhow, sank a large Dhow and destroyed several Ansar forts. One British steamer was destroyed, but otherwise British casualties were light.

 

Bolt Action – Marines Land Again

June 11, 2017

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Bolt Action game. This was a similar scenario to the previous Bolt Action game. US Marines landed on a beach defended by the Imperial Japanese Army. Six LVTs, each carrying an infantry squad and several small support units attempted to land in the first wave. Several grounded on a reef for a turn, but by the second turn all troops were safely ashore. Two LVTs were destroyed on the beach by a Japanese tank. The marines and the remaining LVTs moved inland against hidden or dug in defenders. When the game ended the Japanese still held 2 of the 3 objective strong-points.